Today we used 2 apps on the iPads: Tick Bait's Universe and Scale of the Universe 2. We discovered there are lots of little and big things in our universe! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will need to visit my classroom during study hall, at lunch, or after school to explore the apps. We are approaching midterm and starting a new unit. All missing work so far this year (and any bonus work with the EdPuzzle) must be in by Wednesday end of school day!
Today we assessed understanding of science and engineering practices (scientific method). We also found out if we need to redo our Oreo Conclusion. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will need to take the SWYK during lunch, after school, or Tuesday study hall. All Unit 1 work needs to be finished by Wednesday October 17th or forever remain a zero. YIKES! Have a great weekend catching up (or relaxing).
Today we explored whether water drops roll or slide on a surface. This investigation helped us to review all the steps of the scientific method as well as discover how sometimes we have conflicting data to draw conclusions from. Tomorrow we explore scientific theories again and take our SWYK on the scientific method. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY review the wheel and be ready to test tomorrow. Oreo and Tootsie conclusions are late... finish up!
Today we reviewed science and engineering practices as we wrap up our first unit. Oreo conclusions due tonight by 11:59 pm and tomorrow we investigate one more time. Standard 1 SWYK is this Friday!!! Some of you still need to finish Tootsie work and/or graphing (USE THIS DATA FOR REDO GRAPHS). Some of you may do the bonus EdPuzzle work. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you should watch the video below and check in with me during HomeBase study hall.
Today we had the opportunity to wrap up Oreo conclusions: Is a Double Stuf Oreo REALLY double the stuff of a Regular Oreo? Be sure to "turn in" your work by 11:59 tomorrow. Maybe you had the chance to do the bonus work for the scientific method too (maybe not yet). Everyone can give it a try by next Wednesday for a work ethic boost! Remember the scientific process is a wheel that spins over and over and over with new observations, inferences, and technologies! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY watch the video below (and finish your CEAL dissection)!
Today we began work on the Oreo Conclusion. Log in to Google Classroom and continue your work. Share your conclusion with another student or two (comment only) and get some input on your conclusion before you turn in! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can login and begin the work too... remember you can add a personal comment in the dissection document if you need to ask me a question!!! Remember to use the highlighted data as evidence!!! Tomorrow you one more day of work time in the library.
Today we worked on our conclusion for the oreo lab. Remember to answer the question using our specific data and include analysis. We will be typing another CEAL dissection next week Monday/Tuesday in the library so come with a rough draft ready to type! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can begin this conclusion on page 29 of your notebook (roll into 30 if needed). Check yesterday's post for all the results!
Today we collected data for our class average AS WELL AS the totals from the whole 7th grade researching the question "Do Double Stuf Oreos really have double the "stuff" compared to regular Oreos?" SPOILER ALERT! Turns out overall from 100 plus cookies worth of data that YES, Double Stuf are indeed double the stuff! Regular had an average of 3.0 g of stuff and the Double Stuf had 6.3 g of stuff. Wow! Nabisco didn't lie. Another interesting tidbit was that all the cookie wafers were the same mass for either cookie (8.6 g on average). Remember science works better when you use lots of data! YOUR cookie maybe wasn't double but overall they are! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can flip the data tables over and work on the questions using the data shared in this post. Tomorrow is conclusion work.
Today we collected our stuf measurements in order to find out if Double Stuf Oreos actually have double the stuf of a regular Oreo cookie. We will continue analysis of the data tomorrow with conclusion work on Friday. Some of you still need to "turn in" your Tootsie conclusions... sure is helpful to have feedback before we do another conclusion for the Oreo lab! Remember you can do a redo for the birthday data if your first graph wasn't fabulous... use THIS DATA! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will get your data tomorrow.
KMS Science Teacher
Most science pictures I post are found from assorted Facebook science pages... too numerous to cite specifically and downloaded for "just the right time"... I am sorry for the poor citation example I am setting.
In addition the archives are primarily from my days as a ONLY a life science teacher ... 2020 has changed all that!
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